Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

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When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his right leg amputated after he fell off a mountain in India in 2006—a year after the couple first met—convinced his surgeons to let him keep a section of the bone that was removed. Working with ethical jeweler Ingel & Rhode five years later, Perrett incorporated two pieces of the bone, plus a quarter-carat diamond, into a platinum engagement ring.

So tell us, is the ring's extra-personal touch haute or not?

  • 5 Votes HELL NO! I'd rather my jewelry didn't include someone's DNA.
  • 7 Votes HELL YES! Now she'll always have a part of him with her.

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“I guess why it’s so special to me is because I think it shows his bravely coming to terms with something like that so positively,” Melita told Buzzfeed, “which has to be a good attribute for marriage.”

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The couple wed on a beach in the Philippines in November of that year and are currently expecting their second child. Mazel tov, you crazy kids!

[Via Buzzfeed]

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